Outlander wrapped its filming of Season Three today. Starz released this super cute picture of Sam and Cait on set looking like Jamie and Claire being adorable. Did casting do a fantastic job or what?!
It is looking more and more like a September air date is possible. Let's hope.
Outlander is coming to traditional television in the UK. Channel 4 has secured the linear broadcast rights to Starz’s time-travel drama for their digi-net More4 after striking a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television, TVWise has learned. The show’s first season will launch on More4 later this month.
A fierce bidding war for Outlander broke out when the series hit the international market in late 2014/early 2015, which Amazon Prime Video UK eventually won. This deal between Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television has no impact on Amazon Prime Video UK’s first window deal and they will air the third season within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast later this year.
Lionsgate is negotiating with Outlander star Sam Heughan for the male lead opposite Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, an Imagine Entertainment comedy that Susanna Fogel will direct from the script she wrote with David Iserson. Brian Grazer is producing. The pic shoots this summer for release on July 6, 2018.
McKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her actually was a spy. That’s where Heughan comes in. The Scottish actor has established himself in the role of Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, and this becomes his first big starring role in a Hollywood feature.
The film is being overseen by Lionsgate’s Peter Kang and Geoff Shaevitz and Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Julie Oh, the latter of whom brought in the project. Heughan is repped by Ruth Young at United Agents, UTA, and attorney Steve Warren.
We don't know the answer to this yet. Scottish actor James McAnerney posted the below tweet on his Twitter and it has made me curious who we think James will be playing in Season Three. Remember if you've not read the books this is very spoiler-y....
Four new writers have joined the team for “Outlander” season 3. All the new members of the team are experienced writers, and they also have producing experience. Co-Executive Producer Matthew B. Roberts confirmed that the members in the writing room have read the books by Diana Gabaldon.
Roberts confirmed that Joy Blake, Karen Campbell, Shannon Goss and Luke Schelhaas have joined as writers this time around. Roberts is also a part of the group, along with Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Robert D. Moore.
Schelhaas has worked on popular TV series like “The Good Wife” and “Smallville.” With well over a decade of experience in writing, producing and a few acting gigs, Schelhaas may prove to be a valuable addition to the Starz team. Goss has worked on shows like “Revenge” and “Harry’s Law” and may prove to be equally useful. Blake is also a talented writer/producer who has worked on projects like “Ghost Whisperer,” “Matador” and “Outcast.”
Roberts confirmed that the new writers have “read the book.” It is not clear if he meant just “Voyager,” which is the third book in the series by Diana Gabaldon, on which “Outlander” season 3 is based. The books in the series are considerably large, making it a challenge for the writers to adapt for a TV series, especially when passions run high among the fan base.
While the team has grown substantially this year, it doesn’t mean the other writers will be taking a back seat. Roberts is writing 2 episodes this time around, and he will also be co-writing the finale with Graphia.
So, what does the new addition in the writing room mean for the fans? For the book lovers this could translate to the writers paying particular attention to the scenes that are of particular importance to the fan base. The show has got some criticism from one section of the viewers about the overemphasis on the sets and costume, while ignoring key elements of the story, and in fact making unnecessary changes from the books.
The TV series may not be able to escape some criticism this year as well, because the show will begin with the separate storylines of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). So, the fans who are keenly waiting to see the romance between the young Scotsman and the Sassenach will have to wait a little while. “Outlander” season 3 is set to premiere in September.
On Wednesday, Outlander took home trophies at the 43rd People's Choice Awards! The awards they won include:
Unfortunately (depending how you look at it), Sam and Cait couldn't be at the PCA's because they were on location filming Outlander (I'm not really upset by that). However, Sam and Cait have a message which Starz posted to Twitter:
Sunday, December 11, 2016; Outlander won "Most Bingeworthy" show at the Critics Choice awards.
And then we found out about this....
According to Maril Davis's Q&A on Twitter, Hal (Lord John's brother) has been cast but who the actor is playing him has yet to be leaked.
We also got confirmation that we will see Mr. Willoughby though no further news there also.
There is also some publicity photos in our future because Starz just did their first major publicity stills shoot.
Diana's short stories are coming to one volume! Her short stories from both the Outlander and Lord John series will now be available in one ebooks (hopefully the physical book will be coming soon after) and will be out June 27, 2017. I'm personally looking forward to the hardback because while I definitely want the ebook I'll be needing that physical book too.
Seven Stones includes:
Featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more from Diana Gabaldon’s unforgettable cast of characters, this brilliant collection of Outlander novellas includes two never-before-published works--Besieged and A Fugitive Green—as well as Virgins, The Space Between, Plague of Zombies, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows, and The Custom of the Army.
You can pre-order your copy at Amazon.
Sam Heughan, star of the hit STARZ series Outlander, has been named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise.
Sam, who has been fund raising to beat blood cancer since 2011, says he is honoured to be part of the Bloodwise team.
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